ENG261 Engineering Challenge 3 (14)


This subject will further develop the student engineer identity through a team-based session-long practical project.  Student engineers will utilise project planning, designing, implementing and reviewing skills acquired in ENG160, ENG 161 and ENG 162 to formulate realistic solutions to a broadly-defined engineering problem.  Skills in the following aspects, but not limited to, will be further enhanced: effective teamwork and communication, offering and receiving feedback, project management, leadership; structuring and writing technical reports; technical oral presentation. This subject offers student engineers opportunities to practice and reflect upon their practice as engineers, both individually and in groups.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ENG261
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLFaculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Technology/Masters of Engineering(Civil Systems); Bachelor of Technology and Diploma of Engineering Studies.
ENG162 and ENG160 and ENG161

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • deliver a workable solution to an engineering problem;
  • articulate and follow systematic engineering design processes;
  • identify the hallmarks of high performance teams and be aware of the necessity for varieties of roles, and identify strengths and opportunities for improvement in a team environment ;
  • demonstrate an awareness of the broad range of document types encountered by engineers in their professional practice, and the distinctions between the different audiences they are targeted towards;
  • offer constructive feedback to peers, incorporate comments from peers/mentors or justify why not to; and
  • develop and reflect on their emerging identity as student engineers, and how this will change as they move into placement in industry


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • the engineering design process;
  • models of teamwork and applying effective models to teamwork ;
  • technical report structure and writing for interested parties, like stakeholders, mentors and peers;
  • effective communication via emails, documents and oral presentation for interested parties;
  • structured reflections;
  • project management; and
  • logbook practice, hardcopy or electronically.


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 12 August 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.